Best for First Date in Manchester

Take the stress out of your first date with that someone special with our hand picked list. With a bar or restaurant to suit any style of date (and any wallet size too), Manchester has got you covered from stylish champagne bars to rustic restaurants. So if you're looking for the perfect place to wine and dine your crush on a first date, look no further than our list of recommended venues in Manchester. Enjoy!

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Veeno Manchester

131 user reviews

Whether you're looking to impress from the off, or go for a casual bottle or two on a first date in Manchester, Veeno will sort you two out good and proper. With international bottles, nerve-releasing wine tastings and charcuterie bites, it's casual with an edge of cool.

Happily Affordable
Albert Square

Looking for a great place to eat on a first date in Manchester, with stunning and affordable cocktails thrown in for good, romantic measure? Then snag a table at Revolucion De Cuba and enjoy a taste of the Latin life in amongst piled plates and stunning drinks. 

Happily Affordable ££
Deansgate

When you’re looking for the perfect bar for a first date in Manchester, there’s always two things you need to bear in mind: there needs to be great drinks and a relaxed atmosphere. This is exactly what you’ll get in The Laundrette First Street, that sports laid back, industrial interiors, a fun cocktail list and a food menu packed with pizzas, burgers and other comfort bites.

Happily Affordable
Oxford Road

Kosmonaut

5 user reviews

Laid-back, chilled and churning with cocktails; what more do you need on a date night in Manchester? Not only primed with a ping pong table for that extra date pazazz, there's American inspired bites, industrial interiors, cool patrons and more at Kosmonaut.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Be At One Manchester

29 user reviews

Sexy, with a side of sultry, Be At One is the cocktail boozer you can count on when it comes to taking your first date on a night out in Manchester. Not only boasting one of the best happy hours in Manchester for you pocket friendly folk, there's plush interiors and a fun vibe to boot.

Happily Affordable

Arcane

2 user reviews

First dates are always a nerve wracking adventure, so how about a bar in the city that will do the calming of nerves for you. Cool, enigmatic and serving up some serious New York vibes, impress your Manchester date with Arcane's stunning roster of cocktails and liquor knowledge.

Happily Affordable
Central Manchester

Banyan Manchester

393 user reviews

Taking up residency in the Corn Exchange, there’s a wonderfully stylish and relaxed feel to Banyan. Open for mid-day coffee and cake, a dinner date or just a few chilled out cocktails, it’s an easy-going place to get to know somebody knew. Pick out something from their Stylishly Beautiful cocktail section and enjoy homely yet simple food if you’re sticking around for some dinner.

Happily Affordable
Central Manchester

Dog Bowl

5 user reviews

Sure, Dog Bowl may be primed for spilling delicious bits down yer front, and their patties are more than piled high, but it's not just scoffing that you can enjoy on a date night here; head on down for some of the best bowling alleys in Manchester to boot. 

Happily Affordable ££
Oxford Road

Tusk

7 user reviews

A little quirky, a little fun and more than brimming with cocktails. If you're set to impress with your unrivaled knowledge of some of the best bars in Manchester this date night, then Tusk is the place to do it. Head on down for quirky innards in amongst firing cocktails. 

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Montpellier's

2 user reviews

Ideal for a date night, this back street wine bar is full of cosy nooks and crannies for getting up close and personal with your date. With a sophisticated wine list and a great choice of French inspired food and rustic platters (ideal for two to share!), Montpellier's a great shout for dates in Manchester.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

The Fitzgerald

4 user reviews

That's it, you've had enough of the faffing, and you've decided to impress straight from the off on your Manchester date night. We've just the place. One of the best speakeasy themed bars in the city, indulge in romance and stunning cocktails at the amorous Fitzgerald.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Dusk til Pawn

5 user reviews

With its secretive appeal, darkly lit interior and cosy corners to huddle together in, this cool Northern Quarter bar makes an ideal spot for a first date in Manchester. Break the ice (and get to know more about eachother) by playing on the free jukebox together, and loosen up with a few of Dusk Til Pawn's expertly crafted cocktails.

Happily Affordable ££
Northern Quarter

Cloud 23

5 user reviews

Spectacular views from the top of Beetham Tower in the Hilton make Cloud 23 a daters heaven. This rooftop bar offers champagne and cocktails as well as a global bottled beer selection, in the centre of Deansgate. Ceiling to floor windows make the most of the impressive views while you enjoy their award-winning menu of locally sourced ingredients and beautifully cooked European dishes. The perfect setting to impress someone special!

Splash the Cash £££
Deansgate

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